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Freedom of speech news and analysis from The Nation
September 10, 2020
Publishers Are Taking the Internet to Court
In a lawsuit against the Internet Archive, the largest corporations in publishing want to change what it means to own a book.
July 30, 2020
How the DHS Can Still Arrest Journalists in Portland
In spite of a federal restraining order, a leaked document describes when DHS agents can still arrest journalists and legal observers.
May 29, 2020
Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Shows Just How Low He’ll Go to Win
His attack on Twitter is really an attack on the right to criticize the president.
May 8, 2020
Freedom of Speech Is Under the Gun as the Virus Spreads in Russia
Authorities are tightening the screws on journalists and those who speak out. Growing civil solidarity may be the response.
March 27, 2020
This Was Never Just About Woody Allen. It Still Isn’t.
Against the vice cop of the mind.
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February 27, 2020
The President Poses a Clear and Present Danger to the First Amendment
A Trump campaign suit against
The New York Times
shows how far he will take attacks on press freedom.
November 8, 2019
The Chinese Government Cannot Be Allowed to Undermine Academic Freedom
Universities are not taking seriously Beijing’s efforts to stifle free speech on campus.
October 16, 2019
Colleges Are Spreading Trump’s Disingenuous Notion of ‘Free Speech’
In the name of free speech, universities are suppressing student protests in increasingly draconian ways.
August 20, 2019
Everything You Think You Know About ‘Free Speech’ Is a Lie
How far-right operatives manufactured the “crisis” of free speech with books, think tanks—and billions of dollars.
July 3, 2019
Defending the Right of Radical Dissent Is the Highest Expression of Patriotism
A new book by David Maraniss captures the spirit of the Independence Day far more truly than Trump’s parade.